SACRAMENTO–Today, Assemblyman Curt Hagman (Chino Hills-R) delivered multiple bags to Governor Jerry Brown’s Office containing 3,646 handwritten, non-form letters urging the Governor’s veto of Assembly Bill 1266. The letters came from congregants at Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills and were gathered in just one day.
“I hope that Governor Brown recognizes the loud voice of the opposition represented in these letters, which not only indicate the disapproval of my constituents, but the disapproval of many citizens in California to this bill,” said Assemblyman Hagman. “This ‘one size fits all’ approach to something like gender disregards the privacy of our children and the diversity and local authority of school districts in California.”
AB 1266 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (San Francisco-D) would require that a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities such as showers and bathrooms consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.